London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in collaboration with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
Relative survival will be the main approach to analysis, with discussion of recent methodological developments (e.g. net survival) and results.
The methodological concepts of cancer survival will be illustrated by public health and policy applications throughout the week. Results from recent survival studies will be presented and their interpretation discussed.
Methods covered include:
Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance. There is no examination.
The aims of the course are:
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.Take IELTS test
Applicants must have a basic understanding of cancer survival analysis, since this course will include discussion of advanced statistical methods and practical computing, in addition to discussion of the public health applications of cancer survival data.
We do not insist that participants have a qualification in statistics, but some experience is essential in order to take full advantage of the statistical components of the course. All practical sessions will use Stata, therefore some experience with Stata software should be considered essential.
The applied public health elements of the course will be accessible and relevant to all groups.
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